Our first Superintendent Spotlight of the new school year is Mr. Tony Boles! He is starting his fourth year as Director of Macon County Schools.
Mr. Boles' district is having a great start to the school year with many successes to share. They are currently training teachers as part of the Read to be Ready program. In addition, they have been able to place Instructional Leaders and RTI2 Instructors in all eight of their schools. These IL's model lessons and develop strategies for teachers to use in the classroom, in order to grow ALL students. The RTI2 Instructor administers the universal screening, and helps intervention teachers develop strategies to differentiate instruction to meet the individual needs of each student.
When asked what his favorite part of his job is, Mr. Boles listed the positive feedback he receives from students, parents, and faculty; his positive relationship with his school board; and his relationships with surrounding superintendent peers.
Finally, we asked Mr. Boles for a fun fact about himself. He told us that he is a big practical joker (so look out!), and he is always trying to lighten the mood around the office. He said, "I have always felt that the happier and more at ease your employees are, the more productive they will be."